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Gary and Paul O’Donovan celebrate winning silver. Photograph: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The internet has gone mad for two rowing Irish brothers – that’s rowing as in boats, not bickering – and their unpretentious, down-to-earth banter. S(...)

John Collison, co-founder and president of Stripe: it now supports credit card payments in 139 different currencies. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Payments firm Stripe is launching a new product aimed at start-up online marketplaces hoping to be the next Airbnb or Uber. The new product, Stripe C(...)

Manny Stul, the man behind Australia’s Moose Toys, was born in a refugee camp after the war.

An Australian toy designer and innovator, who started life in a refugee camp, has been named EY Entrepreneur of the Year for 2016. Manny Stul, joint (...)

Patrick and John Collison: “It was our first marketing campaign: trying to convince our parents to get a proper internet connection”

Walk into Stripe’s head office in a refurbished luggage factory in the Mission District of San Francisco and you will find staff bicycles leaning aga(...)

Architect’s impression of new Sharp Building on  Hogan Place, Dublin 2

Another Dublin city centre office block is to be demolished and replaced by a new-generation building designed to have a particular appeal as a top-of(...)

“A festival of faces”: traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle / Bloomberg
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Image of the week: Tough trades The New York Stock Exchange floor is a festival of facial expressions, even if many of them represent the different s(...)

Ireland is  seen as a possible fintech hub with Deloitte last year forecasting that as many as 5,000 related-jobs could be created here over the next five years

Start-ups working in the financial services sector have a greater trust credibility gap to overcome than most early-stage companies, delegates at a co(...)

Commercial buildings in Dublin’s docklands Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Headline rents in the Dublin office sector rose by 22 per cent last year and closed the year at €55 per sq foot, according to an analysis by commercia(...)

Patrick Collison, co-founder and CEO at Stripe, delivers at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where the firm announced its new Stripe Atlas service for start-ups

Payments company Stripe unveiled a new service that is designed to make setting up a company in the US easier. Cofounder and chief executive Patrick(...)

Mobile World Congress: will host some of the world’s largest communication firms, with many unveiling phones and gadgets. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Almost 100,000 people are expected to attend Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, with companies such as Samsung, LG and Sony due to unveil t(...)

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